How to Manually Install Flash Player Plugin to see the Oracle Enterprise Manager Performance Page   12 comments

As a DBA, you may find the Performance page of Oracle Enterprise  Manager (11g and 12c) very useful. However when you click the Performance tab on the Oracle Enterprise Manager, you may find the scree like this:

One of the solution is to install the flash plugin manually. Here are the steps to  do it on Linux server (Redhat linux 5/6, Oracle Linux 5/6)

1. Download the following rpm :  flash-plugin-11.1.102.55-release.x86_64.rpm

2. As root user,  Install this rpm on the server  that runs the browser for Enterprise Manager console:

 rpm -ivh flash-plugin-11.1.102.55-release.x86_64.rpm.

3. Until this point, you may think you have already installed the Flash player Plugin. But not really, if you click the performance tab,you would  still be asked to install the flash plugin. why?

 4. The issue is that the blowser like  firefox still looks for the flash player plugin library libflashplayer.so in

 /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/ while the installation of flash-plugin-11.1.102.55-release.x86_64.rpm put the this library in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

So the solution is to put the softlink for it:

ln -s /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so

5. Now when you click the Performance tab, you are able to see the clear picture of the database performance page:

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12 responses to “How to Manually Install Flash Player Plugin to see the Oracle Enterprise Manager Performance Page

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  1. I was quiet not getting why the hell my flash plugin is not working even after installing it on linux. Now I know that the link is not changed by default. So we need to make a softlink to use the newly installed flash plugin. Thanks.

  2. Hi

    Great note. Now my EM is working

    thanks

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  10. Hi, For those who is looking for the same on 32 Bit Linux System here how I did it;

    1. Download the 32 Bit plugin from Adobe Flash Plugin ( rpm ) and extract using root user.

    flash-plugin-11.2.202.460-release.i386.rpm

    [root@oracleadm1 ~] # cd /home/oracle/

    [root@oracleadm1 oracle] rpm -ivh flash-plugin-11.2.202.460-release.i386.rpm

    2.Close all the browser and re open.

    #. Done !! Now you can see the performance Page Working fine

  11. thank you for the tip. this is actually the JOB of firefox support team. Great post anyway

    It fixes the problem for all flash content on firefox browser in linux.

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